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underperforming schools here in the district. how an experiment in new york city is making a big difference in helping schools here. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. taking a look outside, should be a nice day today. i know there is rain in some places but right now off to a good start at 7:00. it's tuesday morning, october 12th. good morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. if it was still in the 80s. that's all i heard. >> yesterday was hot. >> we set a record yesterday at dulles at 86 degrees. a new record high. no record at reagan national where we got to 88 degrees. i still think it will be a fine day today. but we do have the chance of rain showers here and there during the day, most of the day will be dry and most of you will be dry as well. let's look at the satellite radar composite for the region. we'll show what you is happening this morning. there have been a couple of brief showers north and east of the city this morning. all of that has pushed off to
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the east. we saw shower activity near baltimore, near severna park into eastern maryland but again that has pushed out to delaware, new jersey and pennsylvania. right now 65 degrees, relative humidity 73%. the barometric pressure has been steady this morning. your day planner for today, partly sunny, a few more clouds will be added in this afternoon and this afternoon and evening will bring the chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms, officially a 40% chance of that. high of 81 degrees, don't know if i said that. now let's get an update on weather with julie wright. hot spot has to be virginia this morning. crew in sky fox checking out the commute toward the main toll plaza where we had the crash squeezing the right lane. delays beginning back at 7100 out of reston this morning toward the toll plaza.
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so again crash right now inbound after the main toll plaza. traffic being stopped in the two -- three right lanes being stopped or held up at the scene with only the two left lanes able to get through while they maneuver equipment around. so delays beginning back at 7100 as you travel inbound working past the main toll plaza and head in toward the capital beltway. colvin run has traffic squeezing by to the right and jammed up from 50 to 123 and again nutley street to the beltway. great shot from sky fox. back inside, in virginia along 395, traveling southbound this morning we have the accident activity right here at the exit for glebe road. so you can make the exit ramp to head southbound on glebe. but the accident involving this truck is still squeezing the far right lane. delays beginning back at edsel road in the direction of the 14th street bridge. top side of the beltway 95 slows. stalled car on the shoulder.
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delays on the 195 beginning at 198. 270 congested out of hyattstown with a wreck on the shoulder. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. a fight at an off-campus bar in college park sends four to hospital with stab wounds. it started at thirsty turtle. we turn to stacy cohan with the story. >> reporter: we have some new information to report since my last report at 6:30. we have learned that three out of the four people that were stabbed here are students that attend the university of maryland. i also have the ages of all of the people involved. there are two 19 years old, one 20-year-old and one 23-year- old. police are not sure which one is not a student. but again three out of the four involved are students at the
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university of maryland. there is a bar behind me called the thirsty turtle. a fight started in the bar and spilled out the street and down the road, right at the corner of knox road there is a cornerstone bar down there and apparently that's when it became violent. there was a stabbing. four people hurt and one stabbed in the back, another stabbed in the arm and face. all four were transported to the hospital. at this point there is no word on any suspects and no arrests have been made. we don't know what prompted the argument inside the bar or where the knife play took place if it began on the bar and spilled into the street. but it was an incredibly violent night for an area that is packed with students, not only on monday night but all nights of the week. police are continuing their investigation. three of the four injured are students here at the university of maryland. i'm stacy cohan, back to you. also new this morning, another deadly accident
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involving a pedestrian. this time on i-270 south of route 124 around midnight. maryland state police tell us that the victim was a female. she was hit by a 1996 cadillac and out of service metro bus. police aren't sure why she was walking on i-270. they continue to investigate this one. this is its 12th pedestrian killed in montgomery county this year, with several happening in the past few days. and it could be weeks before any charges are filed in the accident on rockville pike. a driver hit two men crossing the street early sunday morning. adam hasinski and rory white broad was killed. the driver stopped, got back in, drove around the corner and stopped again and then returned to the scene. the crosswalk signals are turned off that time of night. police say alcohol was a factor for the driver. in the 8:00 hour we'll talk with an expert to get helpful safety tips for pedestrians.
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another big story this morning, problems for a movie crew in d.c. because of that right there. that crash not part of the script. and now the production of transformers 3 is off d.c. streets until further notice. the accident happened yesterday afternoon involving one of the main characters, which is the car, the yellow camaro named bumble bee. a truck was traveling down third street and bumble bee turning off maryland avenue and you see the d.c. police vehicle coming at you. bumble bee not able to stop in time. police vehicle swerved and missed the truck but couldn't miss the camaro. >> bumble bee was in the back where he couldn't see. so once he came around it was like -- boom -- too late. >> reporter: the officer is a 25 year veteran of the police department and senior explosive technician. he was headed to a suspicious package incident. that offer and the ones working the scene were listening to different radio frequencies at
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the time. there are more traffic changes associated with the filming of transformers 3 and we'll find out when we talk to the district department of transportation in a couple of minutes. a lot of folks are already feeling the pinch of the down economy and starting january 1st it could get even worse. now that is thanks to a lack of action on capitol hill and that's where doug luzader picks up the story. >> reporter: congress left town about two weeks ago with some unfinished business and because of that your taxes are probably going up. already thinking about a big new year's eve celebration this year. just wait. >> millions of americans will wake up on january 1st with a hang over and it's called higher taxes. >> if you are feeling squeezed by falling home values, a terrible job market and rising health care premiums, it's about to get worse. >> beganning in january the
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first paycheck should be less. >> reporter: because leaders called quits last month without resolving one of the toughest questions. whether to renew the bush era tax cuts. and if they come back before the end of the year and decide to renew them, it won't give the irs enough time to handle paperwork for the start of 2011. so if your 2010 paychecks were tough to live on, wait until you get one early next year. how much more you will pay depends on your income level but multiply that cost nationwide and it adds up to more trouble for the economy. >> when consumers have less in their pocket, they can't spend as much at the grocery tore or in the retail place. and so have an impact on not only retailers, but also on the larger economy as a whole. >> reporter: something to think about should old tax cut be forgot. the good news is that congress does renew some or all of the tax cuts you'll probably get your money back. but in the meantime, most
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taxpayers and the economy will take a one-time hit. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. with the november 2nd general election three weeks away, the deadline is today for maryland and virginia residents who want to vote. in maryland, voter registration applicants may be hand delivered by 9:00 p.m. or post marked by today. you can update voter reg station at dmv. that information is online plus key election battles by going to and click on politics under the news tab. democratic nominee vince gray likely taking over for fenty. so what will his priority be when he takes office? we'll look at that coming up. and it's a rough ride in northern virginia but two construction projects are expected to make things even more difficult starting tonight. what you need to look out for
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just ahead. and as we take you to break, we'll take a live look outside. 9 minutes after 7:00. we'll get the latest weather from tony and julie has your morning commute coming up next. i
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an unexpected weather event in new york city. severe thunderstorms swept through parts of the city. residents surprised to see hail the size of marbles. it came trickling down like rocks on to streets and cars. some thought it was a snowstorm. the same weather system delayed the start of last night's monday night football game for an hour. and so do you know what they need in new york city? tony perkins to tell them what
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they are doing up there. >> are we going to have any marble size hail today? >> no. i would not be shocked if folks see a thunderstorm today. few and far between. but during the afternoon and evening maybe a shower or thunderstorm here or there and that's about it. >> all right. >> meantime, let's look at the temperatures at the area airports. rights now reagan national has dropped off to 64 degrees. check it out though, we're in the 50s elsewhere. dulles is at 56. bwi marshall is at 58 degrees. let's take a tour around the nation. temperatures in the 60s and 50s across most of the east. miami though is at 78 degrees. in omaha, it's 53. denver 47. and along the west coast temperatures in the 60s except in the northwest where temperatures are in the 40s. all right. here is look at the national satellite radar. let's see. we have some rainfall. good rainfall across southern louisiana.
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and got a few rain showers right in the middle of the country and across the northern plains. that's about it. some rain across the northeast. not here though. we do have some clouds but we've seen the precipitation we're going to see during the morning, i believe. but we could see more pop up later on today. here is your five-day forecast. today partly sunny, warm, not as warm as yesterday but still above normal. high of 81. and scattered showers this afternoon and evening. tomorrow sunny and cooler, 69 degrees. thursday rain showers on thursday. we don't even have the sun on the five-day for thursday. high of about 61. friday 63. saturday not bad, sunny and 64. >> that's a weird five-day. >> something for everybody. >> a little up and down. >> tony, thank you. let's check in with julie wright. yesterday was your day. >> i know. did you say something for everybody, even the ducks on thursday, 61 and rainy -- yuck. on the roads, the dulles toll road we had the crash
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tieing up the right side of the road. delays from reston. at colvin, only the right lane getting back. traveling 395 north, accident at glebe road gone so the lanes are open. the pace however remains slow from the beltway north. inner loop spotty delays leaving annandale toward merrifield. the outer loop is slow 95 to georgia. 270, wreck at shady grove gone but delays into rockville. southbound 95 with a wreck on the shoulder. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. well you can expect slow going in parts of tysons corner because of two major road projects there. crews are constructing massive pillars that will one day carry rail traffic to dulles airport. they are also working on hot lanes on the beltway between tysons and springfield. starting tonight after rush hour crews will be adding traffic lights on route 123 and closing a beltway entrance ramp. drivers will be rerouted to the
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ramp for the i-495 north area. tomorrow night crews will shift traffic to make room for the dismantling of the old 495 bridge over chain bridge road and then route 123 is closed from friday night to monday morning. the bridge work should be finished by monday morning. the website should have all of that. did you get all of that. >> i got you. transformers 3 continues filming in downtown d.c. a number of traffic restrictions. joining us is d-dot's john lyle to give us the scoop. with the incident on the film set yesterday, is that going to effect the shooting and closing of the roads. >> we don't know yet. it sounds like that change was made by mpd to review the safety precautions in place before any shooting continues. but my understanding is that it probably will not impact what
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is scheduled for this evening. there is shooting scheduled after 6:30 tonight and then also tomorrow. so i guess the bottom line is it's too early to tell but right now the shooting is still on. >> well let's proceed as if we are on schedule and if so, what should folks in the d.c. area and those heading in d.c. today and tonight be most aware of. >> we hope the impact will be minimal on folks heading out this evening and also heading back in in the morning. the shooting is scheduled for tonight and then tomorrow night starting after 6:30 in the evening. and then picking up before 6:30 in the morning. but we've let the production company know that we would really prefer that they finish earlier, that they get done at 5:00 or 5:30 and they indicated that would not be a problem. so we're really hoping that the impact is not that severe. and this is going to be in a very limited area.
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it will be on 3rd and 4th streets across the mall on a piece of pennsylvania avenue and then maryland avenue southwest. so we really don't think it will effect most people. if you used 3rd or 4th street to get home or come in, in the morning there is a small chance to run into a delay. >> so we're talking the general area near the capitol, where they were filming yesterday. >> that's right. and then parking restrictions close to the white house as well. >> john lyle with d dot and hopefully find out if they are behind schedule. thank you so much. it's 7:19 right now. coming up next, where the man is accused in deadly shooting rampage at fort hood will go face-to-face with some of the witnesses to the attack that he's charged with carrying out last year. also ahead this morning,
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helping to turn around 2 underperforming schools. now one experiment in new york city is making a difference here. and holly is making the most of the warm fall weather. look at that beautiful sunrise. she'll help us look at the best scenic areas. and that might be the best one so far this morning. that's just ahead. 
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the man accused in a shooting rampage at fort hood in texas will hear from those he hurt. dozens will take the stand today to make the beginning of the military hearing against major nadal hasan, the army psychiatrist accused of shooting and wounding many at the military installation. a military officer will hear evidence to decide whether he should be charged on murder
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charges. the nine miners from west virginia settled thur lawsuit. two men died in the conveyer belt fire. the surviving miners have various long-term health problems from breathing in the heavy black smoke. terms of the settlement were not released. the co-owner of d.c.'s bookstore politics and pros has died. the founder started the store back in 1984 and it became a city institution and a key stop for political figures promoting books. cohen is from baltimore and survived by her husband of more than 50 years, her two children and 100-year-old mother. carla cohen was 74. [ singing ] the opera world mourning the death of soprano joan sutherland. her family said the singer died on sunday in her home in geneva. her powerful voice delighted
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audiences for more than 40 years. she was 83 years old. 7:24 right now and vincent gray is all be assured to become the next mayor of the district. so what will his top priorities be when he takes office? we'll look at that coming up next. and as we head to break, we'll take a live look outside. we'll get the latest weather and check this morning's commute coming up next. well, i love a deal on a designer bag as much as the next girl! love! i love love love! as a buyer for t.j.maxx, i'm always on the hunt. i check out the shows. i see what's happening on the street. and i work deals directly with the designers. so when i score... you score. gimme a fashionista... i'll make her a maxxinista. t.j.maxx. check us out on facebook for a chance to win a 500 dollar shopping spree!
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making headlines this morning, president obama and david cameron calling for an investigation into what actually happened during the american rescue attempt in afghanistan that turned deadly for a captive british worker. nato said u.s. forces may have detonated a grenade that killed linda nor grove to try to free her. both the president and prime minister agree that a rescue operation was necessary. and in chile, we are waiting for the rescue of the 33 trapped miners to get under way. you are looking at a camp area where a family has been waiting diligently for their loved ones to start being rescued. it could be several more hours until we get word of the first
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miner to come up. they tested the rescue capsule yesterday and sent it half a mile into the mine. it was successful but stopped a few feet from the miners because they were afraid one of the miners would try to jump into it. >> i think they're a little eager to get out after a couple of months. >> i can't see what she's doing. >> making sandwiches for miners. >> i wonder what the first solid food is they'll get to have. >> when can that happen? >> after they get checked out medically. >> we're waiting. >> we'll find out soon. just took a look outside. fine start to the day. beautiful sunrise with a mix of sun and clouds. so very pretty skies. starting with the current temperatures around the region. we have primarily in the 60s, but it depends on where you are. it is 64 here in washington. but look at the 50s to the
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west. 52 degrees in manassas. dulles airport is at 56 degrees. gaithersburg is 57. winchester 58. to our east, annapolis is at 62 degrees. and in cambridge, it is 63 degrees at this hour. satellite for the region, there are your clouds that we have in over us this morning. it's a mix of clouds and sun. up to the north, some rainfall that is continuing to track off to the east. not impacting the washington area. some of you did have some showers and thunderstorms last night around the annapolis, severna park area. we even saw more of that activity early this morning but that's pushed out and away out of the region. let's talk tropics. let's talk the 16th named storm of the season. this is hurricane paula. not a particularly impressive looking hurricane, however it's in a dangerous spot near the yucatan peninsula. category one, maximum sustained winds at 75 miles per hour and thinking it will stitt there
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and spin around which will bring clouds and rain across portions of cuba and into southern portions of florida, including the florida keys. we'll keep our eyes on it -- hurricane paula. forecast looks like this today: partly sunny skies, scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs of about 81 degrees. tonight cooler and we'll see a few early showers clearing overnight. that's why it will get cooler. 53 degrees for the overnight low in town. some of you could be in the 40s tonight. then your five-day forecast, tomorrow is wednesday and we'll see sunshine. we'll see a cooler temperature. high only of about 69 degrees. and then 61 on thursday with rain. kind of a dreary day. friday and saturday low to mid- 60s. that's what is happening with the weather. now let's get more on the rush hour traffic from julie wright. a lot going on this morning, tony. everybody is back to work and we're finding it is a tough ride out there. outer loop below speed leaving 95, trying to get past new hampshire and into silver
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spring. the crash at 212 gone, look for delays at 198 heading south and the bw parkway stacking up. 270 on and off the brakes from clarksburg toward shady grove. more slow traffic traveling south of falls road toward the split. in virginia, the dulles toll road still jammed up. reston parkway toward the toll plaza. this is a live shot of 66 from 7100. below speed headed out to 123, nutley street to the beltway. 95 jams at dale city through woodbridge. northbound route 1 is where we had the crash. 395 crash at glebe road gone, but look for delays leaving the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. d.c. council chairman vincent gray has given hints about his top priorities when he's expected to become the district's next mayor. he's already said that he wants to cut spending before tackling any proposed tax increases. and he's calling on the current mayor to put a freeze on new
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city hires. so what else can we expect when the new mayor takes over the reins. joining us, rita freeman. so what is the mood out there now? we saw a contentious campaign season. where are we now? >> right now chairman gray has been out rallying the voters, holding his town halls across the city. he had his first two last week and having his third tonight on his home turf in ward 7. and he's getting a good reception so far. voters seem to be taking to his message. >> we knew from the first town call to the second. ward 3 notes is supportive block there. how did that go? >> it went well. he came out and started talking about, right off the bat, the
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number one issue for those voters which is of course school reform and he at first fell a little flat, but had a rally toward the end of about a 20-minute speech and by the time he was done, he had people cheering for his call for universal early childhood education and brought people to their feet by the end of the meeting. >> that's a hard thing to do when somebody goes and doesn't vote for you a short time ago. do you feel like he'll be successful in the wards should he take over the mayor's office? >> i think he will be to some extent. it matters how he goes forward and continues moving that message along and if he lives up to the expectations that he set for himself as well. >> we saw word that he is bringing former mayor williams on for an advisory role. tell us about that a little bit and also any change of department heads we might see. >> sure. he is bringing anthony williams on as well as alice reflin to
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works on the federal level, budgets and working on a task force that president obama created regarding deficit reduction. what we can see and take from some of that is already we've seen gray talking about a $400 million deficit for next year while this year they are already dealing with $175 million budget gap. when rivlin was appointed to the tax force what she said is that americans need to prepare for deep cuts and possible tax hikes because there is an impending crisis and it's up to the politicians to make clear that there is a crisis coming and in existence. so what gray is doing is readiying the public for the deep cuts by tossing out numbers like $4 million deficit and things like that. >> and let's talk about michelle rhee, the big elephant
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in the room. any indication how their meetings went and what might the future be? >> very recently gray talked about how their meeting went a little bit about the way her -- her posturing in front of the media. he told her that she had to join him and she didn't want to, and so her chagrin in front of the cameras that morning or afternoon was evident as a result -- he said as a result that you have to come out and meet with the media with me. >> he said he won't make any big decisions until he is sitting in the mayor seat really. >> that's right. he said he won't make any decisions until after the general election on any of the positions, including police chief cathy lanier and other department heads as well. >> let's talk about, during the time we have together, basically the top priority. we've heard it before and we
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want to basically have the city be equal as economic growth and education -- what are the top priorities for the new administration. >> think coming right out of the gate he's going to be most concerned about dealing with the budget, finding the right places to cut and who will get cut. there is certainly going to be services on the table that are going to have to get axed. and then he's going to have to look for probably somebody to head the chancellor's office. i don't think michelle rhee is necessarily going to stay on forever here. one way or the other he's going to have to find a replacement there. >> we heard a lot about mayor fenty's like ability factor. from what you see from vince gray, do you expect a warmer environment at city hall or is it business -- not business as usual but an all-business environment. what do you feel like the mode will be? >> on a personality level he's a much warmer person. he likes to joke around and i think you're going to have a
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warmer feeling in city hall as a result of that. >> we will see. freeman clopit from the washington examiner. you can look for his reports until the november election. >> absolutely. >> thank you so much. and for the rest of the headlines and key election battles here at home and around the country, go to and click on politics under the news tab. just a few ticks away from 7:38 now and coming up on fox 5 morning news, there have been several deadly accidents involving pedestrians lately. coming up in the 8:00 hour we'll get you tips on how to be more careful out there and avoid dangers on the road. we'll be right back. .d fphgege
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let's talk education now. an experiment in overhauling an underperforming school in new york, turned it from worst to first. and now the group that led that change is focusing on two schools here in d.c. a organization called friends of bedford has been working on dunbar and coolidge high
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school. already a dramatic improvement of reading. but how did they do it? joining us the principal george leonard. thanks for being with us. >> it's great to be here. >> you can talk about the changes you've made. >> they have been talking about extended day, coming on the weekends, making it mandatory they come in. >> for the students? >> yes. the teachers volunteer for most part -- dedicated. but i can't depend on that. so i bring in college students from schools like howard, george washington, georgetown, and they join in and peer tutoring, the upper classmen tutor the lower classmen and in spire everybody to work toward the goal of academic excellence. >> and have you seen that excellence? >> i have. students want structure. they are used to being in charge so classes are disruptive, they cut class, they hang out in the hallways because if no one makes them
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accountable for doing what is wrong, they'll continue to do it. so we make it very strict as far as discipline, we are very hard on the students and make them accountable for their behavior and for not learning and that's just sitting in a chair feeling they are going to be comfortable not learning in the classroom. >> and we mentioned at the beginning of that the proficiency scores in reading have gone up over the past year. there are some critical saying perhaps you are too harsh in that area. how do you respond to what they have to say? >> i don't listen to them. because when you are not aggressive with anything, you lose. i've always been aggressive with everything i've done when it comes to education. these students live in fragmented homes, disenfranchised since kindergarten. there is no way to be prepared for college, especially schools
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like columbia, harvard, georgetown and howard, if you don't set the stage. k-12 has to bridge under graduate and graduate school. the only way to do that is being very hard, noncompromising and adults must tell children what to do. you do not negotiate with children. you tell children what to do. and that's how you become successful in this field. >> how do you take, and you're dealing with some students who are very active in the learning environment, some students who have had a dream or goal of going to colleges or the great institutions you just mentioned and then you have some students who that is not their thing and they are not interested or never thought it was possible. how do you take all of the students and in spire them to the same common goal? >> you have to show them the road to success. a lot of students feel that they will never reach the age of 17. they feel there is no life
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after graduation. so you have to make it a reality. you have to change their mindset when it comes to life in general. and them a different way to look at life. i'm very hard on them. they would rather that i put my hand on them than speak to them. the words are very strong and it makes them look at life a different way and it works. >> how are you planning on being able to make the changes, the response by the school district in the district of columbia and what would happen now that we've already heard perhaps michelle rhee may be leaving, if she leaves does that effect what you are able to do? >> we have to go by our body of work. we've been very successful since we've been in d.c. so would have takes -- whoever takes over as chancellor or mayor, it doesn't effect us. as long as the students are achieving and setting the stage for academic excellence, we'll be okay. our shield is our success and progress. >> and you're trying to make a
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statement to the parents out there as well, saying they do play a huge role in this as well. >> most definitely. they are not a dependent factor because if the parents were a dependent factor we would lose. so they are the gravy on the rice. and i want to reach out to the parents, but the students have to take ownership for their learning. they have to understand that this is something they have to do for themselves and then when the parents see the child has changed their habits and see they are staying up late at night doing work and then the parents come on. but i can't depend on parent involvement in order to be successful. >> an interesting approach. not everybody is on board but you're getting the results. george leonard, thank you for joining us this morning and best wishes. allison and tony back to you. >> all right. there you go. >> very interesting. >> dunbar, one of the premier schools in d.c. back in the day, so it would be great to return to that. >> absolutely right.
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how is it looking out there? >> not bad. we have a mix of clouds and sun this morning. temperatures in the 50s and 60s depending on where you are. later on could see some showers come through. 64 degrees is your current temperature in washington. new york city 62. boston is at 51. in norfolk, it is 63 degrees. raleigh north carolina is 57 degrees. here is a look at the surface map for today. one more warm day in where we'll see our highs in the 80s. low 80s as opposed to the mid and upper 80s like yesterday. then a frontal system will come through. as it does, it will trigger a few showers, maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon and this evening. it will definitely usher in cooler air. we won't feel it today but by late tonight and tomorrow, we'll start to feel that. here is your five-day forecast. high today about 81 degrees. pain a few showers and thunderstorms here and there this evening or this afternoon. tomorrow sunny and cooler, 69 degrees. thursday looks to be a rainy day with temperatures in the low 60s. some of you may be in the 50s
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on thursday. friday, saturday, low 60s across the region with more sunshine. more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> could this be the end of the 80s? be honest. it's just me and you right now? >> tucker and i will look at the long range forecast and i'll give you an educated answer. >> i just want to be prepared. all we need is a little preparation because if 80 is done, we should know it? >> i'm just saying i'm not ready to let it go. i'm not going down without a fight. but if we have to do it then fine. >> i'll get the report later. >> i have to get my new coach ear muffs ready. if i'm cold, i'm going to be styling. outer loop slow from 95 to georgia. 95 and 295 congested toward the beltway. inbound delays from 410 riverdale to northeast no. accidents on new york and kenilworth, just expect delays through the city. and no incidents to report at the wilson bridge. 295 congested leaving the
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beltway and to the 11th street bridge. 66 on the slow side from fair oaks toward 123, nutley street to the beltway. toll road still jammed up from reston parkway. earlier accident cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. coming up next -- you're talking about the end of the 80s temperatures, holly is helping us make the most of the fall weather. >> she is going on a tour that will give us an up close look at life on the farm. >> reporter: and there is no better time to tour the virginia countryside than during the fall season so maybe cooler temperatures and still sunny skies will be perfect this weekend as we are live at ayrshire forms one of 19 farms opening up its doors and grounds. look at the cows they are coming running just for us. they want to be on tv too. coming up, we'll show you firsthand what you'll get to see and why you want to see it. it's all live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.
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the loudoun farm color tour will give visitors a tour. >> holly is learning more about the scenic areas of virginia. one of the scenic areas. good morning. >> reporter: and what is cool, do you like to go places you're not allowed to go? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: well that's the cool thing about the loudoun county color tour because half of the farms are not generally open to the public. they are only open this weekend and they're inviting to you see what they do and one of the stars of the tour is ire shire farms where sandy is the owner and has invited us in. and so why do you choose to participate in the farm tour? >> i think it's important to get city people, especially children, out to farms.
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6% of americans now have been on a farm. and they should reconnect with food and preserving agriculture in this country and our own food supply and food system and let them see there is an alternative to factory farming and where they food comes from. >> reporter: and there is a specific mission at your farm. so let's talk more about what people will see here. you can't see a lot of this anywhere else? >> this is true. we're a very unique farm be sides being certified organic and human and inspected, we focus on rare and dangerous breed. we lose a breed of livestock every week and the genetic pool is shrinking. and people talk about bio diversity of the ground and the flowers and bugs but we have
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that issue with our domestic livestock and these are all rare breeds that we have here and try to maintain a genetic viable breeding stock. besides they take really, really good. >> reporter: i hate talking about how they taste when they are so close and cute. tell us what we are seeing. >> the black and white are holstein cows and that's our roseville. we are the first certified human operation in the country. and over here we bring up cows and calves that may need more attention. white cow is a white park, one of the rarest cattle breeds in the country. at one point there were fewer than 400 in the world. she's standing next to a shore horn on the far left with her pretty little calf. and the pair in the middle are scottish highlanders. they've come back from about 1,000 in the world to about 5,000. so if people like these animals
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and they're very beautiful, they are just absolutely wonderful to raise and to eat, they are out there and the diversity in the breeds is just almost mind blowing. >> reporter: obviously you are making a difference because you can. how can we make a difference? >> i would say the easiest way is buy local and know your fammer. know where your food comes from and thank heavens this country is finally realizing that's an important thing. whether you shop at a cso or a local store like ours in middleberg or a farmer's market, know where your food comes from. you want to know everything else about your family and kids. you want to know where they are and what they do. why don't you want to know what they eat? >> reporter: and i know you were saying that you sell to local restaurants and those in d.c. as well, will it say it on there? is that a way to know? >> i think it is a value for
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the restaurant. we ask that the restaurants put the farm name on the food and it gives their food local credibility. >> reporter: well if you want to look for the name. it is ayrshire farm. sandy, thank you so much. >> well thank you. and we hope you have a great tour here. >> reporter: it's already been great. it can't go anywhere but up because the hospitality is wonderful. and you'll experience that as well. it is one of 19 farms participating. go to and we have a link to the loudoun county farm tour. we'll talk more about what goes on here at ayrshire and the farm tour later in the next hour. you're watching fox 5 morning news. we have a lot more to come after the break.
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two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich didn't make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but in the toughest of times, martin o'malley has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first.
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uime woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do. four people stabbed overnight near the thirsty turtle bar. three of the victims are students. we're live on the scene with new detrails. overnight another pedestrian was hit and killed this time on i-270, a look at
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how to keep yourself safe while walking down the street. then a major milestone in stem cell research. a first of its kind research that is full of controversy. we'll take a look at it this hour. good morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy you are joining us on this tuesday morning. high tony perkins. >> good morning, not a bad start to this tuesday. a mix of clouds and sun out there. not too bad as far as temperatures go and i think it will be a decent day. there is a chance for showers but still a decent day. >> and might be the last kind of warm day. because i don't think 60 something is warm. >> no it is not. we call that mild, cool to mild. let's start with the satellite radar composite. we do have clouds over us. a mix of clouds and sun. not a bad start to the day. we had some rain overnight and some lightning showing up now. this is in new jersey. and we've been watching the showers and some thunderstorms move across pennsylvania into
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new jersey, although northeastern maryland was in on the action not too long ago. but they're having thunderstorm active the now in portions of new jersey. temperatures across the region, we are at 64 degrees. it's in the 50s elsewhere. 58 in baltimore. 56 at dulles airport. 57 in frederick, and 57 in fredericksberg. your forecast for today, partly sunny skies, some clouds around. scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. high today 81 degrees. that is 12 degrees above normal. yes, as of today our average high temperature is in the 60s. 69 degrees. there you go. that's a look at the weather. more is coming up in just a little bit. to answer your question, yes, about 15 minutes ago, are we done with the 80s? after today we don't expect to see the 80s again during the next ten days. there might be a day or two here or there but -- >> you know who is crossing her fingers and toes. >> when the 80s come back, i'll
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be back. tony thinks that's not a bad idea. >> no, we need you, julie. the lanes are open at wilson bridge. 270 had a tough go. the crash at shady grove is gone but unfortunately your delays are stacking up from 121 in clarksburg through rockville. the outer loop remains slow 95 to georgia. 95 to 295 congested out of laurel. delays toward four corners. 395 across the 14th street bridge, all lanes are open in southeast washington. no incidents to report across the anacostia. inbound new york avenue is slow past bladensberg road. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. four people recovering from stab wounds after a fight near an off-campus bar in college park. >> this happened near fraternity row at the university of maryland and stacy cohan joins us live with more on the top story. stacy, good morning. >> reporter: well good morning. and actually i'll start at the
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thirsty turtle here. route 1, not far from the main entrance of the college park and very close to fraternity row. this is a college campus. a lot of young people do come out in the evening and monday night are not always the busy night. there was a decent crowd at the thirsty turtle where this started. that's when a fight broke out between a group of individuals and it moved outside and the stabbing occurred about a block down the street. and that is where four men were stabbed, a couple of seriously, one stabbed in the back and another in the arm and the face. their ages are two 19 years old, one 20-year-old and one 23- year-old. three of those men are students here at the university of maryland. and i talked to several people both who live around here and actual students from the school and they said there has been some incidents of crime around campus, but this is particularly frightening. >> it definitely surprises me because this is such a great school and it's a great community around here.
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so i'm very surprised. >> it's kind of crazy. i've never heard anything happen like that since i've been here. >> reporter: i was talking to several people here who said there were incidents of mugging and car break-ins but this is an extraordinary act of violence by a bar that is frequented here. there have been no arrests made and all four people are in local hospitals recovering from the stab wounds. i'm stacy cohan, back to you. >> stacy, thank you so much. let's check out other top stories this morning. some federal workers do have the day off. you the uada plan and animal inspection plant is closed today due to minor damage of a fire and no word on when it will reopen. a fire on kenilworth in northeast d.c. is under investigation. two cars caught fire around 3:00 a.m. this morning. it happened in what appears to be a repair lot or storage
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facility. other vehicles and a building nearby suffered damage. cause is still under investigation. and a woman was killed overnight while walking along i- 270 south of route 124. this happened around midnight. the victim was het by a car and an out-of-service metro bus. police aren't sure why she was walking on 270. they continue to look into it. that is just the latest in a string of accidents that have many people wondering if our roads are safe for pedestrians. just yesterday four people were hit by cars in the d.c. region. early sunday morning two men were killing rock cliff pike near the metro station. last friday a little girl was struck by an suv at georgia and as pin hill. yesterday while covering these stories, cameras caught a number of people risking their lives to cross the street. even when there is fencing and warning signs. joining us now with more on the dangers is lon anderson with triple-a. let's talk a little
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bit about this. we've all had close calls even outside of where you are in northwest. it seems like you have to beg cars to slow down not to hit you. >> absolutely. you are putting your life in your hands when your a pedestrian crossing the streets. and in this intersection, you have a pedestrian crossing, it is still very dangerous. there is a sign that says the cars are supposed to stop but a lot of them don't. and unfortunately you have some pedestrians that presume they will. so a very dangerous mix. and we're on the verge of having a small epidemic of fatalities and injuries. and it's both motorists and pedestrians. and they both got to be defensive. and what we see so often are aggressive motorists and aggressive pedestrians and aggressive bicyclists and that's just a formula for disaster. and another thing we're seeing is a lot of distracted pedestrians. how many times do you see
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people walking along doing this and stepping off the street as their dialing on their blackberry or something like that. you've got to use all of your defenses to stay alive and successfully navigate here so please -- >> let me ask you something. i want to point out something important. because unfortunately in a number of instances, the drivers had been under the influence of alcohol. and i think when people hear that, they automatically put the blame on that driver and in many cases rightly so. but because of that, it seems like as pedestrians we need to be extra vigilant when crossing the street because drivers are distracted or in some cases impaired in other ways. so how do we protect against that? >> well pedestrians need to be very defensive and not expect drivers to do what they should be doing, because clearly we have drunk drivers orated drive there. in fact one of the fatalities at least was someone on a median strip and the car hit
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that lady and killed her. so, you know, pedestrians can't presume that motorists will do the right thing and the motorists can't presume the pedestrians will do the right thing. we have a lot of wrong happening on both sides. so please, please, whether you are driving or whether you are walking or riding a bicycle, remember safety is the first thing. do what you need to do to stay safe. and sometimes that's quite challenging. >> it seems like we get that p.r. campaign out all of the time. i guess it just takes more word of mouth to continually remind your loved ones and friends to be as careful as you can be out there? >> absolutely. whether you are driving or walking or biking, it takes full-time attention, not listening to your itunes or dialing on your cell phone. and if you are out after dark as a pedestrian, please have a
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light with you or reflective clothing. so many times i see people wearing dark suits. make it easier for pedestrians or motorists to see you. don't presume that they are not paying attention. >> lon, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> and i told you the orange day, i saw somebody crossing the street in the dark wearing all dark and even driving the speed limit, it's hard to see sometimes. so just be extra careful. >> it changes everybody's life. >> it sure does. everybody involved. it is now 65 degrees out there on this tuesday morning. some unexpected drama on the scene of transformers 3. fox 5 cameras were rolling as a d.c. police car crashed into the set and into one of the main characters, the car bumble bee. we'll show you the video when we come back. and the economy might have your investments in a tail spin. we'll have tips to get control
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it is now 8:14 as we look at stories making headlines this morning. the two women injured in this car crash in riverdale yesterday remain in critical condition. they sped away after an officer tried to talk to them. investigators say speed and alcohol are factors in the crash. problems for the crew of transformers 3. this crash not part of the script. it involved one of the main characters of the movie, a yellow camaro named bumble bee. he collided with the d.c. police suv. the officer was headed to an incident involving -- nearby involving a suspicious package. filming has been suspended until further notice. the transformers cast not the the only celebrities in town today. you might see george clooney around town. he will appear at the council on foreign relations where he'll talk about his recent trip to the war torn country of sudan. it is his third trip there to
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raise global awareness to the human suffering. we'll have to get him to stop in one of the times when he's in town. >> he'll have to call us. you're good friends with him. i don't know why he's so selfish. >> i'm not good friends with him. >> are you friends with him? >> i wouldn't say friends. >> have you spoken to him? >> yes. >> that's on you. >> you know how my booking thing went last week? that didn't work out too well. before we get to the weather, it is time for the my first 5 photo of the day. take a look. this is -- how do you pronounce this? aniyah celebrating the redskins win over the packers. she is thrilled. >> as she should be. >> i want to hold that baby. >> she was into it. she's really cute. adorable. and you -- >> look at her little face. it looks like she's -- like she
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knew exactly. yes, and it's an overtime win. don't mind the lady holding my arms up. thank you for sending that in. if you want to send us your child or grandchild's picture go to and click on mornings. we start with a look at the radar as we continue to monitor. as i've said, i think we are done with morning precipitation. we only saw a little bit north and east of the city. later on today, we could see widespread showers and thunderstorms. it will be during the afternoon and evening. right now at reagan national airport we remain at 64 degrees. relative humidity is 78%. winds out of the south at 3 miles per hour. barometric pressure remains steady. here is your forecast for today. we'll see a mix of clouds and sun so we'll call it a partly sunny day with a high of about 81 degrees. 40% chance of some showers and thunderstorms. tomorrow clear, cooler. 69 degrees. big dropoff. rainy on thursday.
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61 on friday and saturday. mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-60s. that's a look at what is happening with the weather. let's get an update on traffic and for that we go to julie wright. i love all of these little babies they are so cute. but can we get more with caps gear. >> with what? >> caps gear and slap shot, black and red. >> okay. let's solicit right now. if you have a baby and you want to put them in some hockey gear. we only show what we get. >> that's true. well never a dallas fan, though. >> no. if i got that, i wouldn't show it. >> uhh, tony perkins. >> my prerogative. >> thank you bobby brown. inbound on 66, it's still a slow ride traveling in from manassas. we have delays from 7100 to 123. and then after nutley street to the beltway. the inner loop is congested leaving braddock road toward 66. 95 delays beginning back in lorton, extend to glebe road and then boundary channel drive
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crossing the 14th street bridge. top side of the outer loop, late rush hour leaving 95 to silver spring. 29 on the brakes leaving white oak and 270 struggling out of clarksburg to the lane divide. trouble spot inbound dulles toll road. accident on the right side of the road. georgetown pike at river bend another accident, follow police direction to get through. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. managing your money can be a scary proposition but it has to be done if you want a financially secure future. a new book says fear of the unknown may be the biggest barriers to success in getting your finances in order. ken kayman is the author of reclaim your nest egg and the president of -- help me -- >> mark aidan financial management. >> and ken, this book should be like this big because we are all so concerned right now with how do we really do that? what do you see as the big
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mistakes to the folks you talk to about trying to get the nest egg together these days. >> one of the biggest problems i see is that it's very hard for people to save money. things cost more. lifestyle is bombarded about all of the great products to enhance our lives. so we have far more choices to spend our money on than our parents or grand parents. so there is a balance between today and taking care of your future self. >> and people out there say we deserve to have this right nowment and sometimes you get so angry you want to do something now. but those choices that we make, when they combine, could put a dent in what you have when you retire. >> the biggest issue we're all facing now is a positive issue and that's longevity. we're all living way longer. studies say that a married couple today age 65 if neither have been diagnosed with heart disease and cancer, there is more than a 50% chance they will live to the age 90 which means you have to have assets
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last a long time. you might work 40 or 45 years in the workplace and need that money to last you 25 years. so it's very important to pay your future self. and keep that in mind. and it's very difficult because there are things tugging at our immediate wants but your future self will thank you. interview your 80-year-old self and what they would say to them today and i'm positive that that 80-year-old you would be telling you, could you just please save a little bit more. >> you said do you really need the cadillac? will the chevy do. >> but no one wants to be told to go on a diet or budget. and that's the problem that i see in my practice. most people come with me, the performance, whether they get 6 or 7% on their portfolio is the big issue. the thing that makes the difference is all of the other things and how you think about money and whether you've
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protected yourself with medical insurance or long-term care insurance. they could blow a hole in your nest egg, no matter how big it is. >> and we have some tips on reclaiming your nest egg. don't act on impulse. you say banish anxiety from decision-making. be realistic about your outcomes. don't get rid of winning stocks and know when it's time to move on. these tips are very good. >> the very first one, don't act on impulse. when you think about it, we're in a society where everything is broadcasted instantaneously on the net or even on your to a device. it's hard to look at things long-term. and we lose context. there is talk about the lost generation because we've been in this sideways market that maybe we'll lose a generation of investors and i tried to illustrate, how many of our parents and grand parents made nice sums of money holding on to a good company. whether it was ibm or microsoft, pick the name. but what would have stayed with
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the companies if they were constantly getting every stream of glitch -- iphone has a glitch, i have to sell apple. but it's very important to get context. information is one thing and don't act on impulse. >> we're close on time. you're out of -- close to retirement, what do you do? >> seek out a professional to help you think through what you need to. because other people have been through it. it's about putting together a plan. and if you have a plan like everything else in life yule be fine. >> take control of your financial future. we can do it. thank you. >> thank you. more money news in the next half hour, including bad news for some 58 million social security recipients. and also live with more on how to get your kids out of the city and the suburbs and into the country and at this weekend's loudoun farm tour to see great things like this. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back.
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choosing jif is a simple way to show someone how much you care. choosey moms, choose jif. vincent gray the man expected to be the next mayor of d.c. is holding a town hall meeting tonight. this one is in ward 7. it runs for two hours starting at 6:30
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at the pennsylvania avenue baptist church at 3,000 pennsylvania avenue in southeast. he will hold four more town hall meetings in four different wards this month. the race for maryland governor is heating up as the two candidates squared off in the first debate this campaign season. democratic governor martin alley and former republican governor bob ehrlich went head to head at wjz tv in baltimore on everything from education to campaign ads. o'malley touted his own work in the midst of a recession. >> we have not created one net new job in the state over the past four years and that's a real problem. we've doubled the unemployment rate and that's a huge problem. >> the truth of the matter is we've created over 33,000 net new jobs. that's not me saying that, that's the bureau of labor statistics and we have to continue to create jobs because we've a deep hole to climb out. >> a second debate sponsored by
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the washington post and others is scheduled for thursday. they will take to the radio airwaves later in month. and you had better hurry to have your voice heard -- your vote to count rather. the deadline to register is today. people can register or update any information at any dmv office or at their local registrars office. d.c. residents can register to vote at the polls on election day. time now is 8:27. bad news for 58 million social security recipients who will not get a cost of living raise. we'll take a closer look when we come back. then he wanted to win a million bucks but instead he ended up behind bars and in that jump suit. still ahead more on the challenge gone wrong and how it involved president barack obama. r amt kiththiosa
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as we check headlines on this tuesday morning, excitement starting to mount in chile where the rescue of the
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33 trapped miners now just hours away. they have been stuck half a mile underground for more than two months now. officials do have a secret list of who will come up first but that list could change after paramedics and a mining expert go down into the mine to evaluate the miners. president barack obama and british prime minister david cameron are calling for an investigation into what actually happened during an american rescue attempt in afghanistan that turned deadly for a captive british worker. nato said u.s. forces may have detonated a grenade killing linda nor grove during the operation to free her. she died on friday night, nearly two weeks after being captured. a british shipping tike on offered them $1 million to streak in front of the president. and one person did it over the weekend in philadelphia. he ran nude in front of the
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president with the words battle cam across his chest. rodriguez said he doesn't mean any harm. >> i didn't do anything to hurt anybody. i didn't do anything that destroyed any property. i didn't do anything that was actually that bad at all. >> reporter: rodriguez released on a $10,000 bond. the white house has declined to comment. as for the million dollars, the tike on is still deciding to see if he made it within ear shot and eye sight of the president. here is a tip. if you are going to get naked in front of the president, get the money upfront. >> steve, you are wise. >> he is a wise man. >> and the words that he had on his person were advertising a website so that's why the person wanted somebody to do it. which they are now getting because everybody is talking about it. so he should get the money.
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the word is out there. >> it's like a prankster website. they do things like this. >> but that could have turned very bad. >> as long as he did it, he should get the money. >> give him the money tike on. highs of about 80 degrees. yesterday in the upper 80s. >> i'm listening. er care -- carry on. >> let's look at the maps. the 60s and 70s here before long. 50s off to the north and west. gaithersburg 55. 56 in dulles. 55 in manassas. and 58 in quantico. a mild start to the day. we'll be warm again with temperatures about 10 degrees or so above where they should be, in the low 80s. and then get ready for cooler air. that gets in here later this afternoon and particularly in the overnight hours.
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satellite radar, a few showers, even some thunderstorms moving through overnight. not too far away into anne arundel county toward annapolis and across the bay. and you can see the showers and thunderstorms off to the north and east are falling apart here in the last hour or so. but this is a cold front. i know it doesn't look very impressive but it will fade south during the course of the day. so increasing chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region later today and much cooler air is bottled up here and that will move in later tonight so temperatures overnight will fall back into the 40s and that will set us up for much cooler end of the week. 81 this afternoon, partly sunny skies. could be an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. how about a 30-40% chance that many of us will be dry with winds out of the north and west at 5-10. 53 tonight, clearing overnight and getting cool. i mentioned the overnight lows in the 40s. and the cool weather sticking around. 69 tomorrow but should be sunny and beautiful. looks like thursday is a rainy wet one with highs in the low 60s. friday and saturday still cool but a return to sunshine just
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in time for the weekend. that's a look at the forecast. back to you, steve. let's get to our job of the day. if you are looking for work, check out the job of the day. it is at the kfc and training will be provided. for more information go to and click on the job shop tab at the top of the home page. more cuts are coming to retired americans because of changes happening with social security benefits. fox business network's tracy burns has more. >> reporter: as more americans struggle in the lagging economic recovery, retirees again will have to deal with a cut in social security benefits. this week the government will announce that 58 million social security recipients will not get a cost of live ago justment. that's the second straight year that retirees won't get a raise in monthly benefits. social security administration cost of living rate is based on
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inflation. if there is no inflation, the monthly benefit remains the same. a small increase in benefits isn't expected now until 2012. on average, the 58 million americans receiving social security benefits get monthly checks worth about $1,000. 64% of those people depend on that check for their primary source of income. but according to a report last week, the social security administration isn't exactly performing due diligence when handing out payments. in 2009 the government handed out checks worth $250 to over 89,000 people who were dead or currently incarcerated. we're watching your money at the fox business network. to get the fox business channel in your area, go to finder. i'm tracy burns. a big milestone in stem cell research. we'll look at that when we come back. >> and then a local show choir needs your help. they have been selected as one of the top ten choirs in the nation and your vote could push them into the number one spot.
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we'll have more on the competition and how you can help a little later here on fox 5 morning news. goni
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today the supreme court is hearing arguments in a case that could open drug makers to a flood of lawsuits over the
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side effects of vaccines. parents who say their daughter suffered serious health problems from a childhood vaccine are trying to persuade justices to let them sue the manufacturer while other parent with similar claims will also be heard. numerous studies have found no link between vaccines and autism. another important health alert. a corporation has been testing embryonic stem cell research on a patient with spinal cord injuries. it is the first time a drug has been used on a human. it was based on human research done on rats. this is from stem cells left over from in-vitro fertilization attempts. >> they've taken embryonic stem cells and convinced them to be nerve repair cells. those cells clean up and repair and keep the nerve healthy. >> there is a lot of excitement that this may work. it has started to work in
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animals. >> lawyers are battling over whether federal funds should pay for the research. that is making its way through courts. but the compare -- the experiment in georgia is working on private funds. coming up next, bargains for your skin. and they are all under $5. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i've got an even better bargain than that. how about a weekend event that is absolutely free. we are live this morning at ayrshire farm in loudoun county, one of the 19 farms taking part in the loudoun family color tour going on this weekend. what you will see and how to fit it into your weekend plans live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. frce ttge
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well high temperatures today might be in the 80s but fall is here. and just because more of your skin is covered by clothes does not mean you should take a break for your skin. there is a difference between healthy skin and dry flaky
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skin. joining us with tips and fabulous fall finds under $5 is melanie maclin. >> yes. fall fresh for $5. >> and we really do this. if i know my legs or arms are going to be out, you don't really -- you don't do the due diligence. but that can have a harmful effect. >> it can. because we need to get into a routine. summer is long gun but the sun is still out and these fluorescent lights are in the workplace so they still have the damaging ultraviolent rays which is why it's so critical to have an spf, sun protection factor, in your daily moisturizer. >> and that's your first find under $5. tell us what you have. >> you can pretty much get any of these for under $5 at your local drugstore, target, cv s, you name it. >> what do we look for. >> you look for spf of at least 15 or greater. even though it's the fall time, we are still outside.
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the skin is still getting some sun exposure. so it's critical to have that spf shield in our products. >> no matter your complexion. >> no matter. my color and being darker, is still critical. >> face and body scrubs? >> the sun -- during the summertime we are out at the sand, the chlorine and beaches and things of that nature, our skin has gotten tanned of all different shades so the skin is not looking as fresh. so we need to exfoliate. there are facial scrubs listed here. those are under $5. wet your hands using a circular motion and that helps to remove a lot of the old dead skin unveiling a fresh look. >> words like exfoliate and scrub and all of that, that's what you look for. >> micro acrylic beads that might be in the topical products, like that. for the body there is scrubs
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but also the fancy tools. the lofa sponge and back scrubs and the hand mitten. i still say that we need to get in the bathtub, soaking. not super hot water. >> who has the time to soak? >> 5-10 minutes at night. but the dead skin needs to come off. the quick showers don't do it. so even though the guys, you have to get down and soak a little bit. >> my husband will get in the tub and i'm like, i have five minutes to get in the shower and get out. >> just as the body gets immerses in water it allows the dead skin to come off and allow the skin to look good. >> and good old product of the >> probably $1.99, whenever you shower, skip the nice smelling fragrant lotions. go for the heavy white petroleum jelly which has white petro in there. they have different brand names. but once you get out of the
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shower or the bath, while your skin is still moist, put a thin layer so the body gets a nice coating. from kids up to adults. >> kids? >> the kids. >> okay. >> because that's -- the other part of this is this is prime ragweed season. all of the itching, the sneezy and watery eyes and eczema as well. so if you keep a tube of hydrocortisone ointment that is $5. >> and then vitamin d and fish oil. >> i'm a big advocate of taking care of our internal because our skin starts inside and because we are not getting as much sun, the skin is a huge absorber of vitamin d. take one vit min aday and increase your amount of milk, eggs and mushrooms that are high in vitamin d. and i love
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the fish oils and you can find those in cold water fish, salmon, rack ril and flaxseed oil. and this summer, the tanning and the pools, the chlorine, the summer cocktails, we're so dehydrated and the skin can look it. so moving into fall, under $5. >> i love it. dr. melanie maclin, all of the finds under $5. go to the website if you missed any of it at thank you so much. >> your welcome. >> white petroleum jelly, steve. >> good advice. 8:49 right now. today holly morris is taking a little trip to the country. she's in upperville virginia visiting one of the locations on the loudoun farm tour going on this weekend. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you have caught us at a special moment because the star of the show has walked right up, ready for his close-up. we are at ayrshire farms part
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of the loudoun county color tour this weekend. it's a chance to come out and see some of the farms, half of which are never open to the public like ayrshire and this is a especially farm because they have unique things you can't see anywhere. bob ty rell is head of the program here and can you tell everyone how special this moment is? >> this is a very special horse. she was born this year in march. and she's just a very, very nice, really friendly girl as you can see. >> reporter: and what he's not saying is that there are only 100 shire foals born each year in the world. and one of them happens to be here. so tell me about shire horses in general. >> shire horses originally came from england, from the midlands. they are a cousin to the clydesdale that came from scotland and they are an endangered breed and part of our mission is to try to help repopulate endangered species and the shire is one of them.
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>> reporter: why are they endangered? >> just do to farming, they went out of fashion to do any work on the farm. these were the real -- in england these were the farmers. they did all of the work. and they also worked in the cities taking from the breweries to the pubs. that's what they are most famous for in england. >> reporter: and so they are just not needed any more. >> yeah. so we try and do as much as we can here on the farm with the horses. we work the land with them. we also do shows with them and take them up and down the east coast and do demonstrations and parades. >> reporter: now you had a foal. will you try again. >> we have two mares in foal and they will be born probably in february. >> reporter: that's exciting. i hate to leave this scene because it's so picturesque. it's like a postcard and beautiful. but we were talking about how these indeed working horses and you need to keep them working.
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and we are making our way over to some old-fashioned work, i guess we'll say, right? >> yes. this is an apple press. this was brought over from england. it was originally made in the mid 18 un -- 18 hundreds and part of the horse's job is to pull around the apple press and crush the appings and the app -- the apples and this weekend we'll be crushing apples and giving demonstrations and giving cider away. >> reporter: and how long -- can we see the horse walk around. >> yes. walk on. >> reporter: how long on average would the horse do this? >> to crush these apples here, this would take a couple of turns. this is a very heavy stone and all it needs to do is just break the apple and then the apple is scooped up and pressed more hard for the actual cider. >> reporter: it looks like they're a little stubborn too.
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>> william here doesn't like to work too much. >> reporter: well he's like the rest of us. and if we cannot work, we don't want to. >> he'll get a treat after that, he'll have a couple of apples. >> reporter: how much of a treat is it for you to spend working every day working with a wonderful breed like this. >> it's the chance of a lifetime. my passion is my work. i come out and work hard and i couldn't wish for any better life. it's fantastic to do this. >> reporter: and this saturday and sunday 10:00 to 4:00 is a self guided tour. go to and we have a link to the loudoun county farms and ayrshire farms. you can take your time and go to the different 19 farms. see how many you can fit in over two days or just come to one if you like. they are all having special festivities to show off what they do here. in the next hour one thing
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about ayrshire is they have one of the only in the country that have organic humane heritage turkeys. that's what i've heard. i'm going to find out and show them to you in the next hour. >> so much and what a beautiful morning to be out there. holly, thank you. it's 8:54 right now. for years there was only a face lift to help your face. >> there is now a procedure that uses a person's own fat to fill in their face and make them feel younger. we'll take a closer look coming up after 9:00.  bob ehrlich says he wants to fix maryland. but he increased state spending by record amounts. ehrlich raised $3 billion in taxes and fees... including property taxes... and a 40% increase in college tuition. and now he's made over $1 billion in new promises... with no plans to pay for them... except for cutting education. cuts that will lay off teachers
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